Would you buy a Grandma Barbie doll complete with:
a larger waist,
white cotton granny panties,
and a flannel covered hot water bottle?
Comfort Loving Grandma Barbie is not available in stores – I created this Barbie spoof just for fun. But…
There is a Grandma Barbie …
I know because I own one.
I bought Mattel’s Happy Family Grandma Barbie many years ago at Toys “R” Us. I was a public speaker and taught a message titled Beyond Barbie on body image and aging positively, so I thought Grandma Barbie would be a nice prop to hold up. I used her many times, but then I had to take a break from speaking.
Grandma Barbie was packed into a box with my other speaking items and put in the attic.
Last year, when my daughter was cleaning out the attic, my granddaughters were thrilled to find a box of Barbies. They were especially happy to find Grandma Barbie.
They asked, “Why did they make a Barbie of you?”
As my granddaughters played with my Barbies, I listened in on their game of make-believe and laughed as Grandma Barbie, sounding just like me, asked, “Who’s hungry?” “Who wants candy?” and “Do you want a dollar?”
This was the beginning of a fun family project that turned into a popular instagram.
The story of how that happened is here: Barbie Gets Real
Grandma Barbie has been very busy on her Instagram and is making up for all those years she was living in a box.
I am a wife, mother of four, mother-in-law to three, and grandmother to ten.
There are 19 of us in my family.
“Every house needs a grandmother in it.”
~ Louisa May Alcott
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.
“The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.”
~Sam Levenson, Humorist
Every parent knows that children look at their grandparents as sources of wisdom and security. ~David Jeremiah
There’s no place like home… except Grandma’s.
Grandmothers are just antique little girls.
Grandma and Grandpa Barbie in the nursery
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
Grandmother — a wonderful mother with lots of practice.
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.
“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.”
More quotes about Grandmothers at The Quote Garden.